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Studying for the Oklahoma (core exam and Ornamental & Turf)

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by OKIE LAWNS, Jan 19, 2011.

  1. OKIE LAWNS

    OKIE LAWNS LawnSite Member
    Posts: 106

    I am reading thru these books getting ready for the exam. I was wondering how in depth is the test? Will there be questions on how to identify pests, etc, in trees, grass?

    What is covered in the "law book"?

    Can anybody give me pointeres on what needs to be studied the most?
     
  2. Turf Dawg

    Turf Dawg LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,723

    Check with your department of agriculture. I know here in Texas the Texas Agri-Life Extension has classes every now and then that covers the Generals, Laws and Regs and Turf and Ornimentals. The one I took had the person teaching it that helped wright the test, so it was very helpful.
     
  3. JoeTurf

    JoeTurf LawnSite Member
    Posts: 12

    I took it a couple years ago. It was harder than I had expected but still scored an 89. If you study all the material good, don't skip pages, you'll pass. They grade you right there and let you know if you pass or fail. I think both tests are 100 questions each.
     
  4. JoeTurf

    JoeTurf LawnSite Member
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    Oh Yeah, there are several questions on pests and disease, weed identity and several on calibration. They let you bring a calculator too. I recall quite a few on pests (bugs). Way more than I had anticipated.
    Good Luck, You'll do fine.
     
  5. AnotherOkie

    AnotherOkie LawnSite Senior Member
    from Newalla
    Posts: 362

    There is section where you use a sample label and answer questions. There are several questions regarding pressure, droplet size and drift.
     
  6. OKIE LAWNS

    OKIE LAWNS LawnSite Member
    Posts: 106

    Passed the test's!

    Core with a 81% and O&T with a 80%.

    read the books once, i would have to say was harder than expected.
     
  7. Turf Dawg

    Turf Dawg LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,723

    Congrats!!!!!!!!!!!! Now get ready for the insurance increase :laugh::laugh:
     
  8. elite lawns

    elite lawns LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 363

    Studying right now for OT TEST FOR THE 22ND of feb. Is there main point to focus on was there math question? did you read one book more then other one?
    Do I need to know the different weeds types?
     
  9. OKIE LAWNS

    OKIE LAWNS LawnSite Member
    Posts: 106

    Just ALL the books. Law, O & T, identifying pest. You will do fine. I read them once and got a 81 on both i think.

    There are Math questions, a few sample labels, that as long as you read them good, you will do fine.

    It is multiple choice, so that makes it easy. Bring a calculator!
     
  10. turfrescue

    turfrescue LawnSite Member
    Posts: 1

    Are there any practice test manuals or do you just read the material and take the test?
     

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